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Poles emigrate to Germany

23.07.2009 16:08
Despite not having full migration rights, immigrants Poles are the most numerous group of foreigners who settle down in Germany.

Out of 682,000 immigrants who fled to Germany last year 131,300 were Poles. The second biggest group of immigrants were Romanians (47,000 people), Turks (26,200), Hungarians (25,100) and Bulgarians (23,600).

However the number of Poles who immigrate to Germany has gone down recebtly. Two years ago 21,000 less people left Poland for Germany.

Immigrants usually settle down in the North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria states. The most popular cities among immigrants are Berlin and Hamburg, where 12-13 immigrants fall on every thousand of Germans.

Germany, and Austria, are the only countries left in the EU not to open doors fully to Poles and other new member states. (mg)

Interesting article.. hmm I thought Germans were moving to Poland...

Re: Poles emigrate to Germany

Enormous numbers of these Poles work illegally. Cash in hand manual work.

Re: Poles emigrate to Germany

Hans, working cash in hand benefits mainly the employer, not the worker, as the employer pays less
doesn't pay for sick and holiday pay and usually has no insurance.